Weekend Wrap-Up

Melissa McCarthy Puts the Boots to Insidious, Entourage

By John Hamann

June 7, 2015

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Tomorrowland continues its rocky drop toward obscurity. This weekend, Tomorrowland earned $7 million, off 51% from the previous frame. The $190 million Disney release has now earned $76.2 million stateside, and has a similar amount overseas, which means despite being out worldwide for two weekends, Tomorrowland has yet to earn the amount of its production budget back. This is going to finish as a large write-off for Disney, and will be a disaster that people speak about for years. Personally, I still don’t know what it’s about, and there’s your problem.

Avengers: Age of Ultron continues its strong run this weekend, despite finishing eighth. Ultron earned another $6.2 million, dropping a not bad 46% as it stays in the top ten for the sixth consecutive weekend, and will likely stay in the top ten for a few more weekends. So far, Age of Ultron has earned a massive $438 million stateside, the ninth biggest total ever, and has crossed the $900 million foreign mark this weekend, boosting it to over $1.3 billion worldwide.

Ninth is Aloha, which continues to get hammered – at the box office and in the press. After opening to $9.7 million last weekend, Aloha fell 66% this weekend to $3.3 million, a devastating result for a drama. The critical reviews last weekend and Crowe’s open apology letter in the press to Emma Stone this week have cemented the fate of Aloha. This one cost $37 million to make, and despite the low budget it is still going to be a disaster. Aloha has earned $16 million stateside so far, and has yet to open overseas.


Tenth is Poltergeist, which opened decently before disappearing. This weekend, against Insidious, Poltergeist earned only $2.8 million, falling 65%, which comes after a 64% decline last weekend. This one cost $35 million to make, and has earned $44.4 million at the domestic box office so far. It has also pulled in about $10 million overseas.

Love and Mercy, the new Brian Wilson film with Paul Dano, John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks, finishes the weekend decently, despite being out to only 483 venues. The Roadside Attractions release earned $2.2 million from those screens, giving it a venue average of $4,554.

Overall, the overall box office is down for the third weekend in a row, but that streak should come in an end next weekend. Last year during this same weekend, The Fault in our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow led the box office to $156.6 million, and this year’s top 12 couldn’t keep up. With Spy on top, the top 12 managed only $128.4 million, well back of last year, and the lowest top 12 amount for this June weekend since 2011. Next weekend, with Jurassic World leading the charge, the top 12 should have some muscle, but over the same weekend last year, 22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2 combined for about $107 million.

Top Weekend Box Office for 6/5/15-6/7/15 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Spy Universal $30,000,000 New $30,000,000
2 San Andreas WARNER BROS. $26,440,000 - 52% $99,066,000
3 Insidious: Chapter 3 Focus Features $23,000,000 New $23,000,000
4 Entourage WARNER BROS. $10,420,000 New $17,805,000
5 Mad Max: Fury Road $7,970,000 - 44% $130,804,000
6 Pitch Perfect 2 Universal $7,741,825 - 48% $161,023,420
7 Tomorrowland Disney $7,022,000 - 51% $76,236,000
8 Avengers: Age of Ultron Disney $6,201,000 - 46% $438,015,000
9 Aloha Sony $3,300,000 - 66% $16,340,000
10 Poltergeist MGM $2,800,000 - 65% $44,402,000
11 Love & Mercy Roadside Attractions $2,250,000 New $2,250,000
12 Dil Dhandakne Do Eros $1,300,000 New $1,300,000
  Also Opening/Notables
  Beyond the Mask Freestyle $250,000 New $914,431
  Testament of Youth Sony Classics $53,008 New $53,008
  Heaven Knows What Radius/TWC $7,058 - 58% $31,765
  I'll See You In My Dreams Bleecker Street $558,144 + 4% $1,854,953
  Hot Pursuit WARNER BROS. $437,000 - 69% $33,371,000
  Far From the Madding Crowd FOX SEARCHLIGHT $725,000 - 50% $9,913,000
  Ex Machina New Line Cinema $388,976 - 50% $24,330,339
  Furious 7 Universal $426,255 - 58% $350,024,050
  Home $860,000 - 31% $171,950,000
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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